Breaking: Eagles finally part ways with WR Jalen Reagor
The writing was on the wall; we just didn’t know when it would happen.
Just one day after he made the final roster, the Eagles have traded WR Jalen Reagor to the Minnesota Vikings, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Trade: Eagles are sending WR Jalen Reagor to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a 2023 7th-round pick and a 2024 conditional 4th-round pick that would deescalate to a 5th-round pick if certain statistical marks are not met, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2022
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It’s no secret that the former first-round pick hasn’t lived up to expectations since entering the league two years ago. Reagor finished the 2021 season with 299 yards on 33 receptions, a step back from the 396 yards he tallied as a rookie.
During yesterday’s press conference, GM Howie Roseman stated that Reagor deserved a role in the offense following a strong summer:
“I think when you look at Jalen, one of the things that one of our scouts said to me today is he was one of the only guys that practiced every day,” Roseman said after final roster cuts Tuesday. “The guy brought it every day. He worked on his craft. He had a great attitude, great energy. Obviously, he’s a talented guy. He’s 23 years old.
We’re going to do whatever we think is in the best interest of the team, and we felt like there was no doubt in our mind that he deserved a role on this team.”
He now gets a fresh start alongside the receiver drafted one pick after him — Justin Jefferson.
With the trade, Philadelphia currently has four WRs on the depth chart and will likely call up one of Britain Covey, Devon Allen or Deon Cain to the active roster.
Hurts had arguably the worst performance of his career today, but hard to put the ball in a much better spot than this. pic.twitter.com/doUo5Jxuh8— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) November 29, 2021
Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher | USA TODAY Sports